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It doesn't really matter whether shutter activations are in burst mode or not. What matters is that they happen. 500 shots per day for 150 days is 75,000 shutter activations! Canon no longer provides shutter ratings for the Rebel series but back when they did the oldest Rebels and later lower priced models had ratings of 50,000 activations while the later ...


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From what I've read online, Err 30 is almost always a shutter failure, consistent with Canon's documentation for this specific error ("a malfunction with the shutter has been detected"). You should be able to get the camera fixed under warranty; if not, replacing the shutter would cost about $200 to $300—not worth it for a 1200D. While newer Canon EOS Rebel ...


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You misunderstood the numbers, provided by manufacturers. Your camera have 100k shutter activations. But this does not mean the shutter will stop working when you reach 100k. The shutter can stop working tomorrow or after 5 years. So better use your camera and do not give so much attention on the numbers


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From the FAQ section at Dire Studio's page for their Shutter Count application as of August 2015: The EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS, 5DS R, 80D, 750D / Rebel T6i / Kiss X8i and 760D / Rebel T6s / 8000D cameras do not provide shutter count information. It seems that Canon has removed the shutter count functionality from the remote control interface. If that ...


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I don't know what it costs to replace a 5D Mark III shutter in the UK. If the work is done by a Canon Service Center in the U.S. it runs around $320 before any discounts, such as CPS (Canon Professional Services) membership, are applied. Any applicable shipping charges would be additional (with most CPS membership levels return shipping is free - with the ...


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In cameras that have a mechanical shutter, which are the only cameras I am aware of with shutter durability ratings, the answer is, "Yes, using Live view will increase the number of shutter actuations." This is because the shutter does not normally stay open continuously on such cameras when shooting in Live View. What happens when you press the button to ...


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http://www.eosmsg.com/ but you need to pay $5.18 USD to find out shutter count on digic 6/7 cameras (works on Windows PC)


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The shutter opens when the camera starts filming and closes when it stops. So if broken, taking videos won't be possible. Moreover, the shutter is a central piece of the camera. If it dies, the camera doesn't work anymore: it will turn on in error mode...


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If you have Magic Lantern installed you can check the shutter count on your 60D. All you need to do is install Magic Lantern on your EOS, press MENU and then DISP. The shutter count will appear at the bottom of the screen. Another way to find the shutter count on many EOS models, including the 60D, is to use ShutterCount. You can download it from the ...


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The simplest way would be to upload an image to CameraShutterCount which will do it for you. Alternatively, using the freeware, cross-platform exiftool you can extract the data either by reading through the whole lot looking for "shutter count" exiftool DSC_1000.jpg or with a little filtering exiftool DSC_1000.jpg | /find /I "Shutter Count" Which should ...


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The camera shutter is a mechanical part, and like all things in the universe, subject to eventual failure. You can see How many actuations are "too many actuations"? for some information on just how many clicks a typical shutter mechanism is good for (depending on the model, between 50,000 and 400,000). But note that these are just estimates based ...


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Yes. I've changed the shutter on my Canon 5D Mk3 due of one of blades desync at a shutter count of ~170000 (more than the expected of 150000). Now when I'm looking with the same tool and it says 53371. Note: I use(d) an utility which I downloaded from http://www.shutteractuations.com/ Now it seems that they offer just the online option.


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10k shutter actuations are not that many. Most cameras today have an expected shutter lifetime of 50k or 100k. Professional models can have 300k or more. And if the shutter breaks, it can be replaced (not cheap, but cheapter than a good camera). So there is no reason to avoid taking picture. You bought that camera to take pictures, so that's what you ...


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I inherited my Nikon D40 from my grandfather. When I first tried to use it, the main battery was flat, and I concluded in retrospect that the internal battery (what I would call the CMOS battery in a desktop computer) must also have been flat: the date needed setting, and the first time I set it the settings were then lost. The second time, after the charged ...


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Cameras that have both electronic and mechanical shutters tend to leave the mechanical shutter closed when the camera is turned off. This means that in order to use the electronic shutter the mechanical shutter must be opened at least once each session. At the end of the session the mechanical shutter is closed and that will finish one complete cycle of the ...


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If the camera fails within the warranty period in a way that's covered by the warranty, the manufacturer will make it right, within the terms of that warranty. This is the same in cars — some do fail before the engine reaches 75,000 miles. If that's within the warranty, the manufacturer will fix it. Nikon has a statement on shutter count on their website. ...


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If it is possible for the manufacturer to do it, then it is possible that someone else could have figured out how to do so. I'm not personally aware of any hacks to do this, but it's impossible to be certain that someone, somewhere hasn't figured out how to do it and is silently altering values and selling older cameras as newer ones.


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For your purpose — product photography for a webshop — I don't think you actually need very high color accuracy, as long as it's within a reasonable human tolerance. And, since you control the lighting (right?), for that, all you really need is consistency — something that will let you set a white balance manually, or shoot in RAW. Set up a color profile, ...


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It depends on if you have an electronic shutter for LiveView or not. If the shutter is electronic, then it won't matter, if the shutter is mechanical, then even in live view, it will still actuate, the difference is that live view works with the mirror exposed. The mirror is not the shutter. Many (most?) cameras will still use a mechanical shutter for at ...


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I have shot over 100K photos with my Rebel T1i. I do sport shooting and will shoot between 2K and 3K worth of photos a game. With just under 3 years of shooting and some 20 games a season as well as other life events I am surprised how well it has held up.


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To the best of my understanding it depends on your DSLR. 1. Least wear and tear. I believe that some DSLRs have the ability to flip the mirror and open the shutter throughout the timelapse. The images are then captured by activating and deactivating the sensor. If this is the case with your camera, then there shouldn't be any mechanical wear and tear. ...


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Your EOS Rebel T3i/600D will not be able to shoot video if the shutter is inoperative. The shutter must open and remain open in order to use the T3i to capture video. But your shutter may very well last far longer than 100,000 actuations. Canon stopped releasing shutter life ratings for the EOS Rebel series with the EOS T1i/500D, which had a rating of 100,...


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When you buy a new car, what is the minimum number of miles as shown on the odometer that allows you to classify it as "new"? Same for a camera. In my 75 + years of camera ownership, I have never had a camera fail due to shutter malfunction. I know this happens, once each major city sported a camera repair shop or three. Where are these shops in your city? ...


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The most common problem with slow mechanical shutters is that the lubricants have dried out. The speed of most mechanical shutters is controlled by changing the tension of a spring and if lubrication is insufficient, the shutter will simply move slower. Such problems can be fixed by disassembling the camera, cleaning the mechanical parts of the shutter to ...


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To my knowledge, Olympus cameras use a combination of mechanical and electronic shutters. I doubt that they would use the mechanical shutter twice as you described. If nothing else, it would be quite noisy and noticeable. I checked the information for my Olympus E-M5 camera, which I've been using for over 9 years now. Its internal counters show: 22,066 ...


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Interesting question! First of all, it depends on what you're comparing leaf shutters to. I would expect some antique shutter designs like guillotine and rotary to be even more durable. But I suppose the intended comparison is with focal plane shutters. These have more mass to throw around over larger distances and hence the forces involved should be greater ...


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The shutter count is not included in the EXIF information of images made using EOS cameras such as is the case with some cameras from some other manufacturers. So online solutions where the user uploads a photo from the camera in question or other methods dependent upon a "shutter count" field in the EXIF info do not work with EOS camera. The shutter count ...


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Unless Fuji, the manufacturer of the X100, publishes such a specification I doubt there is any reliable way to estimate the expected shutter life of the leaf shutter on the X100 unless you are willing to buy a large sample of X100 cameras and do the testing yourself. I am aware of no independent review/testing organization that publicly publishes results ...


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There is an app for macOS called EOS Inspector. Download it on the Mac App Store and then connect your camera via USB cable to get accurate shutter actuations count measurement. For detailed information about camera compatibility please refer to the tech specs page. Long story short: it works with all modern Canon EOS cameras, including the recent models ...


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Shutter Count from Dire Studio works for me on all of my post-Digic II Canon EOS cameras. Your Canon EOS 1100D is listed as compatible. Canon cameras released since the end of 2014 do not allow shutter count functionality from the remote control interface and are not compatible with Shutter Count. Update Dire Studios has released ShutterCount version 3 (...


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